Wind turbines strong enough to keep generating through hurricanes and typhoons

By ADELE PETERS 10.31.16  When a typhoon hit Japan in September, it was the perfect test for a new wind turbine prototype. The hundred-mile-an-hour winds that can shut down most wind farms—or even sometimes destroy blades and knock over towers—were a bonus for the new design: The harder the wind blows, the more energy the turbines can produce. “The conventional wind …

Multilateral Development Banks’ climate financing – $81 billion in 2015: where is it all going?

August 17th, 2016 by Joshua S Hill on Clean Technica A total of $81 billion in climate financing was mobilised for projects being funded by the world’s six largest multilateral development banks, according to a new report. According to the new report, the 2015 Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks’ Climate Finance, the total $81 billion dedicated to financing climate change mitigation …